Easy Garlicky Roast Pork Shoulder Recipe

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Easy Garlicky Roast Pork Shoulder Recipe

This garlicky roast pork shoulder is delicious and tasty. It can be carved, shredded or pulled into large pieces for serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 9 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped oregano
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 5-pound, boneless pork shoulder roast with fat cap
  • Lime wedges, for serving

How to Make It

Step 1

In a large, sturdy resealable plastic bag, combine the cilantro, orange and lime juices, garlic, oregano, olive oil, 2 tablespoons of kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Add the pork shoulder, seal the bag and turn to coat. Transfer the bag to a large baking dish and refrigerate the pork overnight, turning the bag once or twice.

Step 2

Remove the pork from the marinade and scrape off the garlic and herbs; discard the marinade. Season the pork all over with salt and pepper and transfer to a large enameled cast-iron casserole. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 400°. Roast the pork fat side up for 1 hour, until lightly browned. Reduce the oven temperature to 300° and roast for 4 hours longer, until the pork is very tender and the fat cap is crispy; transfer to a carving board and let rest for 30 minutes. Chop the fat cap into bite-size pieces. Carve, shred or pull apart the pork and garnish with the crispy cap pieces. Serve with lime wedges.

Make Ahead

The roast pork can be refrigerated overnight; rewarm in a 300° oven.

Serve With

Black beans and rice.

Suggested Pairing

Try a tangy beer from Belgium or a fruity saison with this vibrant pork.